Story posted June 15, 2000
Money magazine has found out what the Bowdoin community has known for a long time: Brunswick, Maine is a great place to liveóand to retire to.
The magazineís July issue names Brunswick as one of the top five places in the country in which to retire. And Bowdoin College is a big part of the reason.
Bill and Gloria Smith, looking for a retirement home close to their daughter in Belfast, were drawn to perks like the Walker Art Museum, the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum and the Maine State Music Theater. "Thatís one of the reasons we settled here," says Mr. Smith.
Despite what it identifies as high state income and local property taxes, the article calls Brunswick "extraordinarily well-rounded" and describes it as "a small, culturally vibrant, New England college town."
Some of our vital statistics mentioned in the article include the annual sunny days (203) and the average low temperature in January (11.7 degress Farenheit). Although the Bowdoin sun may not turn Maine in Florida, it has obviously attracted many retirees to Brunswick.
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Money magazine-Top Five Places to Retire.